Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Applications for Spring 2018 are now closed.  Please check back soon for Summer 2018 applications.

The College Volunteer Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania provides an opportunity to those on a career path to the medical field an opportunity to gain valuable hospital experience and exposure to medicine at a premiere institution. Sessions run 14 weeks. College Volunteers are expected to attend a weekly four-hour shift at the schedule of their choosing for 12 of the 14 weeks of a session.

The Spring 2018 College Volunteer session will run 1/16/18 to 5/5/18.  Orientation sessions will be held from 4-8pm on 1/16-18.  Attendance at one orientation is mandatory if you are not volunteering during the Fall 2017 session.

You would make a great volunteer if...

  • You are an enrolled undergraduate with an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare. 
  • You have a proactive demeanor and selfless mindset.
  • You have a professional and positive attitude.
  • You can commit to one 4-hour shift per week during a given session.

We offer volunteers...

  • Experience supporting patients, caregivers and staff on inpatient care units.
  • Exposure to professionals administering patient care in a premier hospital.
  • Service to the community.
  • An opportunity to gain a letter of recommendation for participation in an elite hospital program.

We do not provide...

  • Shadowing opportunities.
  • Reimbursement for costs associated with the volunteer application process or program.
  • Free parking.
  • Medical or clinical training.
  • Course credits or internships.

To volunteer you must...

  1. Submit an application, which is not complete until documentation for Step 2 is submitted.
  2. Provide you immunization/vaccination records.
    • MMR – Measles, Mumps, rubella
    • Varicella – Chicken pox
    • TB test within 90 days of your start date
    • Flu vaccination the Spring Session only
  3. Call the Volunteer Services office to dictate your social security number
  4. After Steps 1-3 are complete, Volunteer Services will send an email to invite you to select an assignment and orientation. Shifts will be available on a first-come, first served basis.
  5. Attend orientation prior to the start date
  6. Complete a background check
  7. Pass on-line training modules

When may I apply?

  • Fall Session (September-December), applications open in May
  • Spring Session (January-May), applications open in October
  • Summer Session (May-August), applications open in February

    * All session will close when all assignments have been filled

I have read and understand all above information and wish to apply.

Applications for the Spring 2018 term are now closed.  Please check back soon for Summer 2018 applications.

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